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Feb 28, 2013 2:00am PST
's not the full entire group of cardinals. our anne thompson estimated that there are about 100. they're there to say their final respects to say good-bye to the pope. they'll be approaching one at a time. they'll have an opportunity to kiss the ring and say farewell. to the man who's abdicating the position of pope, the first pope to do so in 600 years. the cardinals are beginning this process of saying good-bye. >> anne, we can still here. >> mara, this is the welcome to the cardinals by the dean of the college of cardinals. i cannot hear it. i'm sure he's delivering it in italian. i would be in no help in translating. it's a welcome to the cardinals. i'm sure he's saying some remarks about the pontificate of benedict xvi. you know, this is a man who do not want to be pope. you call him a reluctant pope. he wanted to retire. he asked pope john paul ii, once not if twice, if he could retire and john paul ii would not let him do that. he wanted to go back to bavaria and live with his brother. he wanted to go back to what he loves which is reading and writing. john paul said no, i need
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Feb 24, 2013 6:30pm EST
sunday appearance and the church faced new allegations of wrong doing. nbc's ann thompson is at the vatican for us tonight. ann, good evening. >> good evening, lester. people packed st. peters square today to say good-bye to pope benedict. he told the crowd that by retiring he was not abandoning the church, but, rather, that god had called him to a life of more prayer and meditation. the crowd, in turn, in song and with signs and in many different languages said thank you to the 85-year-old pontiff. as that was happening, there were new charges. there were charges being brought against a scottish cardinal, one of the men that will vote for the new pope, three priests and one young priest accused him of inappropriate behavior. lester. >> ann thompson in rome tonight. thank you. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. i'll see you short loyel
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Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
we begin tonight with nbc's anne thompson at the vatican. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. with just three days left in his papacy, the vatican wanted the spotlight to be on pope benedict. instead the world is seeing the darker side of the church, the in-fighting and scandals that today claimed britain's highest-ranking catholic. for scotland's cardinal o'brien, the end came with astonishing swiftness. today o'brien resigned and said he will not attend the conclave to elect a new pope. the first cardinal in history to stay away, because of a personal scandal. sunday, a british newspaper published accusations by three priests and a former priest that o'brien engaged in inappropriate behavior with them, going back to the 1980s. >> holy father accepted the resignation -- >> reporter: 24 hours later, pope benedict accepted o'brien's resignation as archbishop of saint andrews and edinborough. >> quite upsetting. >> the catholic church is in quite a bit of turmoil. >> reporter: o'brien denied the claims and said in a statement today, for any failures, i apologize
NBC
Feb 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
on as leader of the church led his final public mass as pope. nbc's anne thompson with us tonight from the vatican. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today we finally saw the man who is causing all the commotion here. in two public appearances, pope benedict looked every one of his 85 years, but his voice and his resolve are strong. ♪ pope benedict led a packed st. peter's basilica in a moving ash wednesday mass. reminding the faithful, they are made from dust and to dust they shall return. a message of humility, answered by an unusual demonstration of affection. a spontaneous, prolonged standing ovation for the retiring pontiff, at his final public mass. a sea of cell phones capturing the exit of a man praised today as a simple and humble worker. >> i have tears in my eyes. it's just so amazing to be here. >> reporter: the pope's weekly audience turned into a pep rally of sorts for the pontiff. an audience these tourists from dallas will not forget. >> i think it's a very big part of history. and we're very proud to be a little part of it. >> reporter: when bened
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Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson remains at the vatican for us tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. they are already closing off the streets around st. peter's square in anticipation of the huge crowds for pope benedict's final audience tomorrow. the cardinals who will elect his successor have started to arrive, including controversial american cardinal roger mahoney, who is here despite calls for him to stay home because of his role in shielding sexually abusive priests in los angeles. these final days for benedict have been very difficult. he's seen a cardinal forced to resign, intense speculation over an internal investigation into leaked documents. but today the news was all about his new life. in retirement, he will be called pope emeritus. he will still wear white, just a simple cap and not the cape we're used to seeing. his red shoes will be traded in for a pair of brown loafers. in the modern church, this is the first time there will be two living popes. it's a potentially awkward situation, but few expect benedict to interfere with his successor. brian
NBC
Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
themselves in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. nbc's anne thompson with us tonight, once again from the vatican with this story. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as pope benedict finishes his lenten retreat, the vatican is preparing for this historic transition. with many questions, such as who will lead the church, far from answered. a week before pope benedict retires, and there is still no clear front-runner to succeed him. however, there is a long shot. new york's cardinal timothy dolan. >> i'll do anything to get you guys in church. >> reporter: praised in catholic circles for his persona. his efforts to revitalize the church and fighting the obama administration's contraception coverage mandate. but this week, dolan was deposed about how he dealt with abusive priests as archbishop of milwaukee. what impact is this going to have on cardinal dolan? >> i think it will have zero impact on cardinal dolan's leadership within the conclave. because he is a known quantity. he is a known man of integrity. he is known as someone who can communicate the catholic faith
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
and maybe a new direction for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson is at the vatican tonight with more. anne? >> reporter: good evening, lester. tonight, the pope is on a week-long lenten retreat inside the vatican with the days of his papacy numbered. now, every public appearance of benedict's is a must-see event. for more than 50,000 people, this was the only place to be, a global villageful the faithful and curious in st. peter's square to say thank you and good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >> as soon as he resigned, i knew i definitely wanted to come and witness it. >> reporter: 20-year-old thaddius howard of georgia brought an american flag. >> i wanted to let the pope know that he is supported by all of us from america. >> reporter: in six different languages, benedict addressed the crowd. >> thank you for the prayers and support you have shown me. >> reporter:? german, he spokes of his difficulty days. [ speaking german ] >> reporter: in spanish, he asked for prayers for himself and the future pope. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: benedict's retirement creates a situation not see
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
thompson has made her way to the vatican tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. first, some news about the pope's health. we learned today that three months ago, the pope underwent surgery to replace a battery in his pacemaker. the vatican officials say that pacemaker was inserted into the pope's heart before he became the pontiff. i asked a vatican spokesperson if that surgery had anything to do with the pope's decision to step down. he said no, that decision was made almost a year ago after the pope returned from his visit to cuba and mexico. now, since the shock of the decision has worn off, people here at the vatican are beginning to see the clues they missed to monday's stunning announcement. for example, why is there all this construction work going on at a monastery here at the vatican and who is going to live there? the answer is that is where pope benedict is going to make his retirement home. tomorrow, the pope will hold his weekly audience, and then later in the day, he will preside over ash wednesday mass, marking the beginning of lent. that mass was
NBC
Feb 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
allegations of wrongdoing. nbc's anne thompson is at the vatican for us again tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. today's events, you can see both the strengths and weaknesses of the catholic church, the exuberant energy and faith in the massive crowd gathered here, and the new charges of abuse that continue to haunt this institution. today, the world came to st. peter's square for pope benedict's final sunday blessing. part pep rally. part prayer service. just being in the crowd of 1,000 was a learning experience for these american students. >> that the faith has no national boundaries and political interests. >> reporter: the object of their affection and gratitude, the 85-year-old pontiff. he told the crowd he is not abandoning the church but answering god's call to more prayer and meditation, more appropriate for his age and strength. yet even in this joyful square, the scandals that marked his papacy were on the minds of some. >> i think he has done an admirable job in admitting the failures of his fellow bishop and priests, but also in desiring to clean u
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
next. nbc's anne thompson is here with us, with part of that story. anne, good evening. >> good evening, brian. we're in such uncharted territory, that the vatican doesn't even know how pope benedict will be addressed after february 28th. when a pope dies, the conclave to elect his successor begins 15 days after his death. but now when it will start is just one of many mysteries in the wake of today's startling news. ♪ the cardinals, the men who will elect benedict's successor, were as surprised as the people in the pews. new york's cardinal timothy dolan on the "today" show. >> i'm as startled as the rest of you and anxious to find out exactly what's going on. >> reporter: and like the nation's cardinals, the faithful have many questions. >> maybe he's trying to do what's best for us as the church and he wants us to be led by, you know, a strong person who is of sound mind and body. >> reporter: some express the hope a new leader might mean a new attitude about women and married priests or human sexuality. but church observers say that is unlikely. >> if you look at those men who are
NBC
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
flies off tomorrow, and then the gathering starts to pick his replacement. nbc's anne thompson was at the vatican for all of it today. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, in his final days, pope benedict has shown the world he has the ability to surprise. first in his decision to abdicate. and then today in his last public speech, revealing the personal toll leading the catholic church has taken on him. they came to witness history. >> i think this is something we're going to be able to look back at and tell our grandkids we were there. >> reporter: to say thank you. >> for all of us, he has been a really amazing teacher. >> reporter: and applaud the first pope in 700 years to voluntarily step down. >> i'm sure that he's really a very intelligent man, that he cares more about the church than about his role in the church. >> reporter: respect and affection is benedict's trouble pontificate comes to an end. >> i continue to accompany the church with my prayers and i ask each of you to pray for me. >> reporter: in his unusually personal sermon, benedict
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
today was sharply critical of a wave of reports in the italian media. nbc's anne thompson is at the vatican. good evening to you. >> reporter: good evening, lester. it was an unusually strong rebuke from the vatican for going after the media for running false news reports, they claim, to influence the election of the next pope. now, this pushback came after several unsourced stories in an italian newspaper this week claim pope benedict decided to resign after receiving a secret report in december outlining corruption and misconduct inside the vatican. church officials here denied that story and today the vatican secretary of state issued a statement saying, it is deplorable that there are unverified, unverifiable, and completely false news stories that harm persons or institutions. now, while all this was going on, pope benedict after his week-long lenten retreat was getting back to business. he met with the italian president this morning, he named new bishops to italy and mexico. tomorrow, as you said, he will address the crowd one last time here in st. peters square, giv
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Feb 24, 2013 8:00am EST
some media reports about why the pope chose to resign now. anne thompson outside vatican city with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. a mixture of joy and intrigue here in vatican city. catholics and the curious jammed st. peter's square to hear pope benedict's final sunday blessing. the 100,000 people who attended on got not only a blessing but heard the pope shed light on why he resigned. he said that god called him to the mountain to live a life of more prayer and meditation. he wasn't going to abandon the church. the pontiff said god asked him to live this life with the same kind of dedication, but to do so in a way that was more appropriate to his age and strength. now, this very joyous event took place against a background of scandal. there are new headlines in britain this morning, three priests and a former priest, accused the scottish cardinal keith o'brien of inappropriate behavior going back some 30 years. they want cardinal o'brien to resign immediately before he comes to rome to vote for the new pope. i asked the papal spokesperson about t
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 8:00am PST
question -- what does it mean for american catholics? we'll talk about anne thompson, live at st. path rick's cathedral, coming up in a few moments. >>> and our question to you today, is benedict doing the right thing? weigh in on facebook or find us on twitter. >>> well, in other news today the so-called gop war on women was one of the dominating discussions of the 2012 elections. it is a conversation that will le revisited this afternoon as the senate is once again poised to take up the violence against women act. it's a act reauthorized since 1984 without a hitch, until last year. it was defeated in part in republican resist yanks to added protections. joining me is gwen moore, who powerfully spoke of her own rape on the house floor. and the representative from naral. first of all, congratulations taking over the mantle of naral, but you also had written about the actions of the minority make our great nation a hypocrite in the eyes of so many around the world. so in lieu of what we expect this afternoon, how worried are you we could see some other signals of defeat? >> i am not that wor
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
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Feb 24, 2013 11:10pm EST
. as anne thompson explains, he prepares for retirement and it new controversy. >> during the final blessing of pope benedict. the 100,000 people not only got a blessing but they heard the pope give more reason for why he is retiring. he told the crowd got has called him on the mountain. -- god has called him on the mountain to live a life of prayer and meditation. he wants to live this life with the same kind of dedication but to do so in a way more appropriate for his age and strength. >> affection, closeness, and prayer. >> the event played out against the background of a new scandal. the priests what the cardinal to resign immediately. a spokesperson told me the pope will be informed about the matter. the vatican will issue a statement tomorrow morning. >> still ahead, which stars can call themselves oscar winners. plus, love for the game and a big donation. it adds up to a great new experience for baltimore school boards. -- girls. >> other storms waiting in the wings. the car >> he is on tonight in hollywood. the oscars are nominating the best work in film this past year. stephanie has
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
's anne thompson is with us tonight from staten island in new york where they have been waiting for help for a good long time. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. these neighborhoods are effectively construction sites. the rebuilding process is under way, but many residents worry they won't have the money to finish the job. the american red cross still delivers lunches in the new door beach neighborhood, 101 days after sandy ravaged staten island. >> water, sandwiches and snacks. >> reporter: 350 lunches a day to workmen and residents. it's where david goldberg gets his meals. >> thank you. >> reporter: the computer consultant is a de facto contractor. overseeing the renovations of the home he shares with his elderly parents. they now stay in new jersey, while goldberg camps here, fighting for a $10,000 grant from the state, money he says he needs to rebuild the kitchen. >> that's the difference between doing the kitchen the way that we want to do it and just not doing it at all. >> reporter: stephanie, her two children and husband, are still crammed in a one-bedroom ba
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Feb 25, 2013 11:00am PST
of misconduct allegations and will not be part of the upcoming election. anne thompson has more from the vatican. >> reporter: even in his final days as pope, scandal continue to dog his papacy and the church. headlines of blackmail and conspiracy that the vatican vehement denies. american cardinal roger mahoney has so far ignored calls to stay home from the conclave to choose the next pope because of his conduct about abusive priests. >> if someone has erred in some way or another it doesn't stop their judgment in other matters. >> reporter: today cardinal o'brien resigned after being accused by three priests and a former priest of inappropriate behavior going back to the 1980s. ugly headlines that one vatican watcher says will shake the deliberations of the conclave. >> some of this is politics, but other parts of it are long delayed reckoning with problems that require facing and correcting in the church. >> reporter: despite the controversy, st. peter's square still felt like a well behaved mosh pit during benedict's final blessing. they came to say thank you to the pontiff speaking from his
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
's anne thompson at the vatican this morning. anne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we now know what pope benedict will be called once he retires. if you run into him, you address him as his holiness, bone addict xvi, roman pontiff emeritus. he won't wear the white cape you've seen him wear as pope. and then those shoes that he's so very fond of, they g he will have to switch to brown shoes. he will wear a pair he was given on a trip to mexico. all of those details are coming out as the world gets a glimpse of the sometimes ugly gamesmanship that goes on in this beautiful setting. cardinal keith o'brien, briton's highest ranking catholic and its only vote in the upcoming papal conclave is staying away, accused of improper behavior with four young priests going back to the 1980s, detailed in the newspaper sunday that o'brien denied. monday, pope benedict offered his resignation, which he offered months ago, to be effective immediately. >> i hope it signals a rapid response capability that has been lacking in the past. and a willingness to take decisive acti
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Feb 27, 2013 1:00am PST
. that is not going to happen today because there have simply been too many requests today, chris. >> ann thompson, who will continue to be at the vatican for us throughout this coverage. ann, thank you. i want to bring in our panel, who will be joining us the next hour and a half. father robert barron. in rome, liz lev, an expert at duquesne and nbc news analyst. george is the nbc news vatican analyst and the author of the book, evangelical catholicism. good to have all of you. i guess the first question is this is the last awudience. we've never had a moment like this when the pope knew he was going to address his flock. what do you expect him to say? >> he'll probably sum up what his pontificate has made. i'm moved by the pictures of the extraordinary affection for benedict xvi, and i think he'll return it to the crowd and thank them. i think he'll acknowledge the great universality of the church. i would expect there to be strong spiritual words from this man today. >> people who have been around the pope the last several days describing his manner as serene. as someone who saw him on ash wedn
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
on his successor are all scheduled to be here to say good-bye to the pope on february 28th. i'm anne thompson in rome. >>> one of those with a vote is roger mahoney, the former bishop of los angeles. he's expected in court. he's facing a deposition of accusations he maneuvered behind the scenes to protect accused priests and to protect the church. despite those accusations and being removed as archbishop in l.a. he still remains a cardinal in the church and that qualifies him to cast a vote in selecting the next pope. critics are calling on mahoney to remove himself from voting. but cardinal law faced the same and still cast a vote in the election of pope benedict. >> varying opinions on who should be the next pope. the new leader will be in place in two weeks. today in downtown san jose many said they're sad to see the pope step down. they praise him for the work he's done but understand why he's retiring. some say they're looking for the church to go in a new direction. >> i think that it's good that he decided to resign if he feels that he's aging enough that he can't be in contro
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Feb 28, 2013 4:00am PST
. sometime between monday and tuesday we'll get a definite start date for the conclave. >> ann thompson live at the vatican. thank you for that. when the pope leaves later today, he'll be heading to castel gandolfo. claudio is joining us live from there this morning, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the pope is expected to arrive here in four hours and people are starting to gatter in the main square to bid him one last farewell. among the first to arrive here in the square is a group of american students from a catholic university from ohio. i'm joined here by one of them. student mike -- stacen. were you surprised when the pope announced his resignation? >> i was. i think this is historic and a historic case. i was very surprised he resigned. i didn't know he could resign until you did research further. when the media came out and they would -- >> reporter: who is going to be next now is the question, do you think any american cardinal has a chance? >> i think that i don't think there's a chance for an american cardinal, but i like cardinal o'malley from the boston archdiocese. >>
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 2:30am PST
for this particular occasion as well. >> let me bring ann thompson back in. you were saying earlier that the pope won't do what's traditional at many of these audiences which is to allow a number of faithful to kiss the ring and receive the blessing. he has decided at the end of this audience, he'll bless some religious articles that people have brought. >> i haven't heard that, chris. i do know once this public audience is finished, he'll meet privately with some head of states in attendance today. i wanted to add to what george and liz were talking about his address. this pope has been characterized as someone who's isolated. he said clearly today that he was not alone. the other thing that struck me is when he talked about, you know he's been criticized by some who retired, as coming down off the cross. he made it very clear that there are other ways to serve on the cross. he has found a way to do this. i listened to this. benedict is trying to dictate how his legacy and he wanted to make sure that the people of the church understand that he has not been alone and that he's found another way to se
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 10:00am PST
announcement this morning from rome. pope benedict xvi is abdicating his office. joining me now is ann thompson, lee at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, of course, and nbc vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> no, they didn't, andrea. we came around here after the shocking news, and all the cameras came down, and what the tourists saw is what's going on. everybody was just wandering around st. peter's square like it was a normal day, of course, and when we told them that the pope was abdicating they were shocked. they couldn't even -- they didn't even know that a pope could abdicate, as a matter of fact. in a way money knew in a way because the last pope that did that was about 700 years ago. it was in 1294. it seemed like it was impossible in modern times, but pope benedict xvi hinted that in 2010 and a mof times after that that if he felt that his strength wasn't such that he could carry on the very important duties of a pope, th
NBC
Feb 18, 2013 11:00am EST
that time. nbc's anne thompson reports on one of the pope's final public appearances. >> for more than 50,000 people this was the only place to be. a global village of the faithful and curious in st. peter's square to say thank you and good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >> i knew i wanted to come witness it. >> reporter: 20-year-old thadeus howard of georgia brought an american flag. >> i wanted the pope to know he's supported from america. >> reporter: in six different languages benedict addressed the crowd. >> thank you for your prayers and support you have shown me in these days. >> reporter: in german he spoke of his difficult days. in [ speaking spanish spanish he as for himself and the future pope. his retirement creates a situation not seen in the church in centuries. two living popes. john davis who covered the vatican for 30 years says benedict is not a med ler. >> he'll probably ensure whatever he does he would never up stage the next pope. >> reporter: while appreciated today as a holy man, critics say his executive skills fell woefully short. >> there is a need for someone who has
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